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Five Missouri players get NFL contracts; Temple signs with Cleveland

Five football players from the University of Missouri have agreed to free-agent contracts, including running back Tony Temple and cornerback Darnell Terrell, who are set to join fourth-round draft pick Martin Rucker with the Cleveland Browns.

“It’s going to be the University of Missouri-Cleveland,” joked Shane Mecham, Temple's agent.

Others who, according to their agents, have agreed to free-agent invitations are: offensive lineman Tyler Luellen with San Diego; center Adam Spieker with Oakland; and defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams with Baltimore.

Tim Rogers, who represents Luellen, said he was working on free-agent interest in safety Pig Brown, who suffered a rupture of his right Achilles midway through MU’s 2007 season.

Throw in receiver Will Franklin, drafted Sunday in the fourth round by the Chiefs, and seven former Tigers will be in NFL mini-camps starting as early as this weekend.

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